Former Spurs partner Don Newman dies


  • Spurs manager Gregg Popovich reacts to a technical tainted called opposite him as partner manager Don Newman binds him behind during initial entertain movement of Game 4 of a NBA Finals during The Palace of Auburn Hills nearby Detroit on Jun 16, 2005. Photo: Kin Man Hui /San Antonio Express-News / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

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Don Newman, an partner manager who was partial of a span of Spurs championship teams, has died after a conflict with cancer. He was 60.

Newman was a member of manager Gregg Popovich’s Spurs staff from 2004-12, assisting a Spurs win titles in 2005 and 2007. He left in 2012 to turn a lead partner underneath Randy Wittman in Washington, where he remained until 2016.

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A New Orleans native, Newman began his veteran sports career as a football player, personification for 4 teams in a Canadian Football League from 1981 to 1986, and spent time in NFL training camps with a Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets. He pennyless into a NBA in 1999 as an partner underneath George Karl in Milwaukee, and also enjoyed a army in New Jersey before fasten a Spurs.


Funeral services for Newman are pending.


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